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Phonochromaticism: A Sonic Journey Through the Visible Light Spectrum

  • Center for New Music San Francisco, CA USA (map)

This concert is the colorful result of a collaboration between Phonochrome and the Guerrilla Composer’s Guild. Featuring new works from six different composers, the program revolves around George Crumb’s underwater masterpiece for flute, cello, and piano - Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale). As a reflection on Vox Balanae, which is to be performed under blue lighting, the commissioning project asked each composer to respond musically to a Roy G Biv color. This prompt yielded fascinating results, ranging from an amorphous indigo work for piano fourhands to an explosive infrared quartet for flute, viola, cello, and piano. 

Original artwork by Elizabeth Rudnick.